Today's Paper News Sports Features Business Opinion LEARNS Guide Newsletters Obits Games Archive Notices Core Values

James Lynn Salkeld

Conway, AR, 1947 - 2022

James Lynn Salkeld, 75, of Conway, Ark., passed away with his loving family at his side on August 29, 2022. He was born in Danville, Arkansas, on January 22, 1947, to Frank and Virginia Salkeld. James is preceded in death by his father, Frank Salkeld; step-father, Charles Pearce; grandparents; and nephew Jason Yates. James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patti Salkeld; daughters, Summer Burroughs (Jeremy) of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Brandi Johnson (Kenneth) of Conway, Arkansas; grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, and Jackson Burroughs of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Ashton and Hayden Johnson of Conway, Arkansas; his mother, Virginia Salkeld Pearce; sisters, Ginger Yates of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Susan Ralls of Freeport, Florida, Sandy Gunn of Little Rock, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.
James was a Master Electrician and a member of IBEW Local 295 for 55 years. James was appointed Director of Labor in August 1991 having a 21 year tenure as the longest serving Director in the history of the Labor Department. He is the only Director of Labor to have served four Governors and serve Governors of different political parties. James was a devoted husband, loyal father, and beloved grandfather. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
A visitation will be held at Roller-McNutt in Conway, Arkansas, on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 5-7: p.m. Services will be held at Roller-McNutt, Conway, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Brearley Cemetery in
Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Published September 1, 2022

Roller-McNutt / Conway
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR
Phone: 501-374-2731